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Greenwaste - Recycling Forum
We need your views on greenwaste, recycling and much more. The Community Board is planning to hold an information day to get your input so we achieve a great outcome for our community.
There will be the following sessions held throughout the day where the community can drop in to any of those sessions:
 
Venue and times to be advised
 
As well as this drop-in day you can have your say about this on the Community Forum
 
The information below sets out some of the key issues we need to discuss:
Council is developing its Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. The plan will set out actions to achieve the community goals for waste management over the next six years, including the future of waste services at Omokoroa. Current waste management on the Omokoroa peninsula consists of the greenwaste facility located behind Settlers Hall. The facility is funded from a Uniform Annual Charge and is charged as “user pays” based on the volume of greenwaste. The land occupied by the facility is part of a larger area selected as a Special Housing Area and is being developed for medium density housing. As a result Council will lose the land occupied by the greenwaste facility within the next 18 months. They will be paid for the land taken for the development and this money will be available to purchase land for relocation of the greenwaste facility. We need to let Council know what we think in regard to greenwaste and future waste management on our peninsula.  
Remember that the current Greenwaste provision, currently, costs $47.19 per rated property and this is charged on the annual rates bill.  Any additional facilities such as options 2 & 3 below would attract increased costs on the rates each year.
 
What are the options?
Greenwaste Facility Only
Recycling and Greenwaste Facility
Recycling, Greenwaste and Transfer Station
Replacing “like with like”. Should Council just develop an alternative site solely for a green waste facility?
As a minimum Council will be proceeding with this option
Should Council develop a recycling and greenwaste facility offering a level of service compatible with the existing facilities at Katikati and Te Puke?
Domestic amounts of paper, cardboard, steel cans, aluminium cans, and grade 1 and grade 2 plastics can be dropped off for recycling for free.
Provide a community recycling and greenwaste facility to cater for the growing population estimated to rise to 12,000 over the next decade.
Should Council be investigating opportunities for a transfer station to future proof waste management at Omokoroa?